Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Kerry/Edwards: U.S. Should Have Invaded Iraq Sooner
This is an interesting piece over on Drudge. Read it in its entirety, it will take you a minute and a half at the most.
First, I find it interesting to see how many times various news networks have covered this story or mentioned the missing explosives. CNN is off the charts.
Next, a distortion being carried in the mainstream media and the Kerry/Edwards campaign is that we didn't act soon enough to secure these weapons. We were busy letting museums get looted, and we didn't bother to go out to this bunker and secure the explosives.
As it turns out, NBC had a crew embedded with the troops who moved in to secure the complex--ONE DAY after the liberation of Iraq.
I guarantee you it took far more than a day to move 377 tons of explosives. We can thank the Saddam-pandering United Nations for delaying our overthrow of Saddam by months for these missing weapons.
And here John Kerry and John Edwards are out on the campaign trail, blaming President Bush for not acting soon enough! I thought John Kerry was going to make sure any U.S. military action passed a "global test" (read: France and the United Nations).
The Drudge article quotes a senior Bush Administration official on the matter:
"Let me get this straight, are Mr. Kerry and Mr. Edwards now saying we did not go into Iraq soon enough? We should have invaded and liberated Iraq sooner?"We know this is old news; it happened 18 months ago, and yet the New York Times and CBS are now touting this as if it's breaking news. John Kerry has jumped on the bandwagon. Now NBC says we got there as soon as we could, and the weapons were gone when we got there. Will we hear an apology from Senator Kerry or Senator Edwards?
Don't hold your breath.